Active voting fellows and members of the American Academy of Ophthalmology may participate in the annual election for offices and trustees-at-large on the Board of Trustees and for proposed amendments to the Academy’s governance documents. The election occurs each fall following the Annual Business Meeting and votes may be cast by mail or electronically. Voting members must be in good standing at the time of ballot distribution or have completed the membership enrollment process before the balloting period opens.
In accordance with Academy bylaws, notice is hereby given of the following nominations for board positions on the 2019 Board of Trustees. These nominations were approved by the Board of Trustees at their meeting on June 30. If elected, the following individuals will begin their terms on January 1, 2019.
President-Elect: Anne L. Coleman, MD, PhD
Senior Secretary for Clinical Education: Christopher J. Rapuano, MD
Trustee-at-Large: Judy E. Kim, MD
During the June Board of Trustees meeting, the following individual was appointed to the 2019 Board of Trustees and will begin his term on Jan. 1, 2019.
International Trustee-at-Large: Donald Tan, MD, FRCS
Nomination Procedures for Academy Board:
The general nomination deadline for the 2019 Board of Trustees closed on January 31, 2018. To nominate a candidate by petition, a written petition to the Academy's CEO must be submitted no later than Aug. 29, 2018. The petition must be signed by at least 50 voting Academy members and fellows.
To suggest a nominee for the 2020 board, information will be available on this website beginning in November 2018.
Who Can Vote?
Only Active Fellows, Active Osteopathic Fellows, Life Fellows, Life Osteopathic Fellows, Active Members and Life Members are eligible to vote in Academy elections.
Voting fellows and members who have not voted electronically in previous elections will receive an online opt-in email in the early Fall. Those who choose to opt-in to the online ballot or who have voted online in previous elections, will receive their electronic voting materials via email on October 29, 2018. Emails will be sent to the email address listed in the Academy's membership database.
Vote by Mail
Paper ballot packets will be mailed to all voting fellows and members (who have not chosen to vote online) on Monday, October 29, 2018. The packet will consist of a ballot, Voting Guide and a business-reply envelope. The Academy's election agent must receive the ballot by November 27, 2018. Late ballots will not be considered.
Voting fellows and members may vote only once. If a voter submits their ballot online and by mail, only the mail ballot will be counted.